“The Girl Who Was Drowned at Onslow”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Mackenzie)
Keywords: drowning mourning family river
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

What mournful news that we did hear." A girl is drowned in an icy stream. After a three day search her body is found. Her true love and parents mourn.

Notes

Mackenzie says this "true song" is about an accident in the farming community of Onslow "at the head of Cobequid Bay in Colchester County" Nova Scotia.

This song is item dG42 in Laws's Appendix II. - BS

References

  1. Mackenzie 154, "The Girl Who Was Drowned at Onslow" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3287
  3. BI, Mack154